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Location: Bakersfield, CA
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Hi -- I caught the bug when we bought our first home (built in 1926), during the '90s DIY craze, inspired by Pat Simpson and Norm. Early projects were repairs and light construction/carpentry. A few years later, I graduated to storage projects for the garage.

The next leap came about four years ago, when we decided to remodel our kitchen. I didn't have the skill level to tackle building kitchen cabinets, but I figured trying would be the best way to learn. So with my wife's encouragement, I gave it a shot. It turned out better than I'd hoped, and the savings allowed us to include touches that otherwise would have been cost-prohibitive.

Since then, I've made a few pieces for our office/laundry area. So far, I've stuck with basic plywood box construction and painted projects only. I hope to venture into the furniture realm someday. At this point, I haven't learned of any reasonably priced sources for hardwood in my area -- if I do find a source for rough-cut lumber, then I'll need to purchase a jointer or learn how to use planes properly.

-- Blaze

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